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Reflections on Six Decades of Research on Adolescent Behavior and Development

, CO 80309 , USA 1 Richard Jessor These reflections, spanning six decades of involvement with developmental behavioral science, report on several salutary trends that have shaped that field of social ... with ethical standards Conflict of Interest The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. Richard Jessor is currently Distinguished Professor of Behavioral Science and Research Professor

Adolescent Problem Behavior in Nairobi's Informal Settlements: Applying Problem Behavior Theory in Sub-Saharan Africa

Adolescent involvement in problem behaviors can compromise health, development, and successful transition to adulthood. The present study explores the appropriateness of a particular theoretical framework, Problem Behavior Theory, to account for variation in problem behavior among adolescents in informal settlements around a large, rapidly urbanizing city in sub-Saharan Africa...